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Easter Island Chess Set, first half of the 20th century

  Easter Island Chess Set, first half of the 20th century light and dark wood Gift of Gordon MacDougall, Bowdoin Class of 1940 2001.6 Easter Island is the most remote inhabited place on earth. Located in the Pacific Ocean over 3,000 miles off the coast of Chile, it was settled by the Rapa Nui people […]

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Cribbage Board, mid-19th century

In the card game of cribbage, invented by an English poet in the seventeenth century, small cylindrical pegs are moved successively through the holes in a cribbage board to keep score. This board would have been bought by American or European traders in Canton, now known as Guangzhou. The only port city open in China […]